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1926 Robe de Style (NP E206)

1926 Robe de Style (NP E206)


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A slightly tapered, low-waisted bodice and A-line skirt are the signature marks of the Robe de Style, a style created by french designer Jeanne Lanvin in 1913. In the 1920s it became a fashion favorite among ladies, who preferred a more feminine look over the masculine silhouette popular at that time. Our model is likewise suitable for day and evening wear. It features kimono sleeves, the waist is tucked to form a false girdle and the skirt is refined by a contrast facing.

Based on an German original of 1926!

Size: S (Bust up to 80 cm =31 1/2″) and M (Bust up to 95 cm = 37 1/2″) included.

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Dresses from “La Nouvelle Mode” 1923/24


Information about our original period patterns:

This line features sewing patterns taken off antique originals in our private collection for maximum authenticity!

Enjoy the luxury of being able to use an antique pattern with all mod cons! No more handling fragile paper or trying to cope with old instruction manuals!

We have given our patterns a modern revamp, so you can enjoy all features of a contemporary sewing pattern: all pattern pieces are labelled with names and cutting directions, grain lines have been marked, instruction manuals are in modern English (often with illustrations).

Especially pre-1915 patterns often lack detailed instructions, that’s why we modified them to modern standards for ease of use. However, they are usually not as detailed as a modern commercial sewing pattern. Any experienced seamstress should be able to work with this pattern line.

Our antique period patterns mostly come in a single size only, as it was customary before the invention of the multisize pattern. You will have to adapt the original size to your own measurements. In pre-1915 patterns you will often find that large pattern pieces (e.g. skirt panels etc.) are only given as a diagram rather than a full size paper piece. Full measurements will be given to draft these pieces yourself. We highly recommend making a mockup/toile in scrap fabric first for a perfectly fitted period garment!